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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Po with sound clips and images.
Po is the main character of the Kung Fu Panda series whom has been in the series right from the start. Po is a young Panda in his 20's who is the adopted son of Mr. Ping a Goose who is the owner of a local Noodle Shop. Po is a classic example of a big lovable oaf and is also a classic example of being the "Chosen One" as Master Oogway has deemed him to be the Dragon Warrior even though Shifu and the Furious Five (especially Tigress) were rather against that decision at first. However Po has proven himself to be a capable martial artist and hero in his own unconventional way in which while he does openly embrace his role as Dragon Warrior he still does try to make time for his dear foster father Mr Ping.
EDITOR'S OPINIONAlright folks the first Kung Fu Panda VC shall be for none other than the leading panda himself... PO! Let us begin!
Jack Black- Jack maybe typecast-ed as a big loud lovable oaf especially in his screen acting roles but his voice work as Po is a fine reason why he is known for doing these roles rather well. Jack's performance for the role definitely suits Po's various comedic moments and his various serious moments as well and is a fine example of the voice work in the movies.
Mick Wingert- Mick's work on the role is one of the most impressive cases of "Stand-in" performances I have ever heard as Mick definitely sounds a lot like Jack Black. Mick's performance was also very good as it suited Po's "Lovable Oaf" persona very well and is a fine example of the voice work in the show.
Eric Loomis- This is another pleasant surprise as this is another fine example of a "Stand-in" performance as Eric also did a fine job in sounding like Jack Black. As for Eric's performance it was also pretty good as it does suit Po's "Lovable Oaf" persona rather well and its another fine example of how good Eric's Vocal Mimicry skills can be.
Overall I am going with a tie as while Jack Black is great in the role, Mick and Eric do exceptionally well in mimicking him.